most well read citiesSome fun data points came out of Amazon’s release this week of their fourth annual ‘Most Well Read Cities in America’ list. I had this emailed to me, but Business Week has the full text here.

The rankings compiled sales data from various categories for all cities with more than 100,000 residents. So, are there any surprises?

Well, here are the top 5:

1. Alexandria, Va.

2. Miami, Fla.

3. Knoxville, Tenn.

4. Seattle, Wash.

5. Orlando, Fla.

Seattle made the biggest jump, coming up from #13 last year. Coincidentally, it is the home of Amazon’s corporate headquarters. And San Diego, the highest-ranking city with 1,000,000 residents, doesn’t crack the top 20.

More in the press release; happy browsing!

Editor’s note: As someone who lives close to Alexandria, I’m glad to see them remain on top. Go neighbor!

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